The 2017 LA Auto Show will see unveiling of many new models but only some are significant to India and we have listed them here
Automotive world is eagerly waiting for the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show that is scheduled from December 1 to 10 for public viewing at the LA Convention Center. We are going to see the unveiling and launch of several spectacular cars there and some of the models we think will arrive in the Indian market. They include the new Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes-Benz CLS, Volvo XC40, Audi A7 Sportback and 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography.
Here in this article, let us take a quick glance at the India-bound cars ready to be showcased at the 2017 LA Auto Show:
2018 Jeep Wrangler
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has been already revealed online and this car is ready to be displayed at the 2017 LA Auto Show. The SUV comes with a sharper and more attractive look compared to the current model. It gets a revised front grille, new headlamps, new front bumper with updated fog lamp housings, new design alloy wheels along with an updated rear fascia.
Interior of the SUV too appears very stylish and appealing compared to the current model. Improved seat and upholstery materials are there. An updated instrument cluster and a new touchscreen infotainment system at centre console are also part of the changes. Engine options will include a 2.0-litre motor, 3.6-litre V6 motor and a 3.0-litre V6 engine for global scenes but India will stick with existing motors.
Expected India Launch: 2018
Expected India Price: Rs. 60 lakh – Rs. 62 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Mercedes-Benz has already teased the next generation CLS ahead of its debut at upcoming LA Auto Show. This car comes designed in line with the brand’s latest design theme. There are sharp headlamps with inverted L shaped LED daytime running lights. A large front grille is there with horizontal slat and the brand logo at centre and there is a wide and horizontally slated air intake as well.
Expect the car to appear with an overall smooth look. Inside the cabin, it is expected to receive a wide digital screen working as instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system as well. Also, it comes with premium quality seat and upholstery materials along with carbon fibre elements on dashboard enhancing the style further.
Expected India Launch: Mid 2018
Expected India Price: Rs. 80 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
One of the most exciting cars to be displayed at LA Auto Show next month is the Volvo XC40. This compact luxury SUV has been already unveiled grabbing attention of the enthusiasts. It takes design cue from Volvo XC90 and gets LED headlamps with integrated Thor’s Hammer pattern LED daytime running lights. Apart from that, a large front grille, sculpted looking bumper, stylish alloy wheels are also there.
A dual-tone body paint scheme, sporty alloy wheels, LED taillights are there. Inside the cabin it gets a large tab-like touchscreen infotainment system in line with its bigger siblings. It offers ample space and comfort to the occupants, while the seat and upholstery materials on offer are also of pretty upmarket quality.
Expected India Launch: Early 2018
Expected India Price: Rs. 30 lakh – Rs. 40 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
2018 Audi A7 Sportback
Audi A7 Sportback is one of the most exciting products gearing up to launch in the Indian market and it will appear at the 2017 LA Auto Show. This car takes design inspiration from Audi Prologue concept. The sharp Audi styling is clearly visible from every angle. A hexagonal front grille, sharp headlamps with all LED units and LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, crisp character lines are there.
Based on MLB Evo architecture, it gets several advanced high-end technologies. The car sports an all-digital instrument cluster and a large touchscreen infotainment system at centre console. Instead of conventional buttons, there is a very stylish and sleek touchpad. It would be offered with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol engine.
Expected India Launch: Sometime in 2018
Expected India Price: Rs. 90 lakh – Rs. 1 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography
The new Range Rover SVAutobiography comes wearing several design updates adding style to the luxury SUV. It comes in line with the Range Rover facelift. As the British luxury carmaker claims, it will portray a very appealing stance to the customers blending style and luxury along with advanced high end technologies. So far, this flagship model from the brand is expected to take the legacy one notch higher.
Coming out of the Land Rover’s performance division, this car is expected to get energy from a V8 engine that will churn out 575 hp of peak power. It would be able to reach 100 kmph from standstill position in just 4.3 seconds and it will come with top speed of 284 kmph.
Expected India Launch: 2018
Expected India Price: Rs. 3 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi)